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Learn a poem by heart

Read our blog posts and articles on memorising poetry, and see a video in which PBH contestants give their advice and insight on the process of learning a poem.

How do you learn a poem by heart? As with many things in life, there is no definitive way to learn a poem. The way you remember things will be different to the way other people remember things. Your memories might be full of colour, while someone else will vividly recall sounds. You might like lists while someone else prefers pictures. One thing the best memorizers agree on though is that the more pathways you make for your memory, the better your recall will be.  In the video, former Poetry By Heart finalists from years 10-13 give their advice.